At the very heart of sustainable development is access to clean water and sanitation.
2.4 billion people around the world currently do not have access to this valuable resource. [i]
Tragically even health facilities around the world do not have access to clean water and sanitation.
As nurses we know full well that hand hygiene is one of the most cost effective interventions to protect health. [ii]
Find out how nurses are working to improve peoples access to clean water and sanitation.
[i] United Nations. (2017). Sustainable Development Goal 6. Retrieved from https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg6
[ii] WHO &UNICEF. Water, sanitation and hygiene in health-care facilities: Status in low- and middle-income countries and way forward – WASH in Health Care Facilities for better health care services. 2015.